Scholastica Analytics is the next iteration of our effort to help editors view and understand key metrics about their journals. As journal editors have given us feedback on the previous iteration of this page (then called “reports” we set aside time to have deeper discussions about how editors assimilate and understand their journal data. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned and put that knowledge into Scholastica Analytics.

The new analytics page is a beautiful way for an editor to holistically understand data about their journal from its creation on Scholastica to the present day. Let’s take a closer look.

Key Metrics

Key Metrics

At the very top of the page there are large, bold, numbers that help editors know:

  • The average number of days that it takes their journal to make a publication decision on a manuscript

  • The journal’s acceptance rate

  • The total number of submissions that the journal has collected

  • The total number of manuscripts currently in review

Average Days to Decision

avg days to decision dot chart

This section has two data visualizations. The first is a “relative size” graphic that shows the absolute time that it has taken a journal to make three types of publication decisions. The size of a dot is relative to the time that it takes that type of decision to be made.

days to decision distribution

The second graphic is an interactive distribution chart that helps a journal answer “What is the likelihood a manuscript will be accepted, rejected, or desk rejected within X days?”. An editor can click and drag to zoom in to the chart.

Acceptance Rate

acceptance rate

A stunning donut chart clearly dileneates what percentage of manuscripts have been accepted, rejected, and desk rejected by a journal.

publication offers

If a journal has activated the “publication offers” option in their journal settings, an additional donut chart shows the number of publication offers that journal has extended and the number of authors that have responded to those offers.

Total Submissions

decisions by date

Editors have expressed a lot of excitement about seeing a graphical representation of exactly when they receive submissions. A chart like this makes determining the historical peaks and valleys of a journal’s past submissions a breeze. This chart is also interactive and allows an editor to click and drag to zoom in.

Manuscripts in Progess

manuscripts in progress

This donut chart describes the number of manuscripts a journal has that are currently active and where are they in the review process. This chart is an excellent way to visualize your journal’s present workload.

More to Come!

We’re so happy to work with our editors to launch fantastic new features! In the coming weeks and months we plan to continue to work hand-in-hand with editors to provide more of the analytics and reports that editors need to intimately understand journal data. As always we love your feedback so feel free to contact us at support [at] scholasticahq.com.

If you have any questions about the new analytics page be sure to check out our help desk article.